Posted on: April 26, 2017

Georgianne Bear Receives Transplant Award


Georgianne Bear with the Jackson County Medical Examiner’s Office was recently recognized by the Midwest Transplant Network for her contributions to donation and transplantation.

Georgianne, an Administrative Assistant for the office, was nominated b...

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Posted on: February 24, 2017

Medical Examiner Facility Showcased


After recently passing a sales tax that will pay for a new Medical Examiner style office in Kansas. Johnson County is looking for ideas on how the facility should look and run. To help with that process Johnson County commissioners and Health Dept. offici...

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Posted on: October 2, 2016

The Skeleton In The Closet Identified

Reviewing The Case File

There wasn’t another living soul to chat with — to help whittle away the hours on a quiet night working the 7-to-7 graveyard shift at the Jackson County Medical Examiner’s Office. “Being bored,” ME Investigator Adam Wilcoxen decided to check the Morgue St...Read more �

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Posted on: September 15, 2016

Dr. Peterson Completes First Year As Chief ME

Dr. Diane Peterson

She wanted to be a doctor. As a little girl, growing up in the Flint Hills of Kansas, Diane Peterson displayed an early fascination with anatomy and was soon imagining herself becoming a physician.

Then she got older. And she just couldn’t see herself ...> MORE

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Posted on: July 28, 2016

The Skeleton In The Closet

Who was he

“I’ll tell you all about my skeleton in the closet.”

Now that she has your full attention, Diane Peterson will pause for effect. What well-guarded secret is she about to divulge?

Actually, Dr. Peterson isn’t speaking metaphorically. She is being qu...Read more �

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Posted on: June 17, 2015

New Medical Examiner's Office Opens

Ribbon Cutting

Officials from across the metro area came together Wednesday, June 17, to mark the opening of the new, state-of-the art Jackson County Medical Examiner’s Office (MEO), 950 E. 21st St. in Kansas City.

“This is another example of regional cooperation mak...> MORE

Posted on: February 24, 2015

ME's Office Earns Accreditation With Zero Deficiencies

Medical Examiner accreditation

The Jackson County Medical Examiner's Office does "one of the best jobs in the country of providing ME services," according to Dr. Roger Mitchell, the chief medical examiner in Washington, D.C. He conducts accreditation inspections of ME offices...> MORE

Posted on: February 16, 2015

ME's Office Presenting Two Cases At National Conference

Medical Examiner Presentations

Most people would never consider a clogged sink harmful. But at this week’s American Academy of Forensic Sciences (AAFS) annual meeting in Orlando, Fla., Jackson County Medical Examiner Dr. Mary Dudley and Deputy ME Dr. Marius Tarau will be presenting a c...> MORE